Digital Navy Fuso

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by barry, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Fuso foredeck

    Hi All

    More clutter on the foredeck one of the forward AA guns minus barrels and most of "B" turret vents. Edges have not been touched up as yet' I finally got a winch right by glueing the side plates down first then glueing in the barrels and nipping them tight. I usually get them out of line if I try to build the whole assembly before sticking it to the deck.

    Foredeck winches

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    Forward AA


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    barry
  2. jrts

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    Hi Barry

    Nice work mate.

    I would not like to have gone on board this ship after sinking a few beers. You would end up in tne sick bay with broken alsorts :lol:

    Always mmore :roll:

    Rob
  3. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Fuso fore deck fittings

    Hi All

    Well back to salt water fixed all the vents and hatches, now its the bollards and anchor chains to finish the white bits on the fore deck and then the touching up.

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    barry
  4. silverw

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    Looks great Barry. I'll be back to join you in the water, shortly :lol:
  5. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    Way to go, Barry!

    All those little things take a bit of time, but they add a lot to an already excellent build! :D

    Keep at it, mate!
    Almost done! :D

    Sure hope you have a sunny day so we get to see more pictures.... :wink:

    Cheers!

    Jim
  6. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Anchor chains

    Hi

    Thanks to Christoph I have some proper chain for the anchors

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    Jim

    If you want the big ones and you will need broadband and you will have to give time to throw up the big picture control

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/ccompro/fuso

    PIC_0693,4,5

    barry
  7. shoki2000

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    Bottom pic - This is what I love about big gun ships :D
  8. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    Thanks, Barry, those full sized photos are stupendous! :D

    I've got my hands on some 42 link per inch chain for the rudder chain on Constitution, but it turns out it's just too out of scale. :( I was tempted to "borrow" some fine chain from my wife's jewelry box, but I just couldn't go through with it.... :lol:

    Great photos of an outstanding build! Thanks, mate!

    So, what's next in finishing this beauty up?

    Cheers!

    Jim
  9. Ajax

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    Absolutely magnificent, Barry! :D

    I love that last shot from deck level; it really gives a sense of how impressive Fuso must have looked. Thanks for the great photos!

    AJ
  10. barry

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    Aft deck vents

    Hi All

    Moved to the after deck usual clutter


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    barry
  11. Scorpio

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    Hi, Barry
    Your ship is nicer from picture to picture!
    I am very curious like the ready model will look.
    Till present I am impressed very much

    The best size to You my friend.
    Christoph
  12. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    One man's clutter is another man's joy... :lol:

    Really great work, Barry! You've really done this model justice, mate.

    Of course...more photos when you can. :wink:

    Cheers!

    Jim
  13. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Main AA batteries

    Main AA armament quite interesting to build needs a fair bit of touch up paint but not tonight.

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    barry
  14. Jim Krauzlis

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    Nice work on the AA gun, Barry! :D

    This kit has a lot of nice detail, doesn't it?

    I hope you can post more pictures later, mate.

    Cheers!

    Jim
  15. barry

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    Aft deckfittings

    Hi All

    Not a good pic neither is thw weather so to be going on with Fuso with a full kit of bollards, vents etc on the after deck. Hopefully thr weather will improve on Sunday.

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    barry
  16. barry

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    Deck Fittings

    Hi

    Christoph

    Thanks for the avatar as long as it does not upset DN.

    Well almost all the white bits have gone the last ones I can't fix until I put in the missing barbettes in the hull and reglue the sides with superglue. The weather forecast is lousy so I had to use these pics for now. Still the planes, secondary AA, catapult and masts to do


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    I do not want to see a vent for a while




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    pics for Jim http://homepage.ntlworld.com/ccompro/fuso/PIC_0744.JPG

    and 5 and 6. (broadband only)

    barry
  17. jrts

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    Hi Barry

    You might not want to see another vent, but we do in some more photos :lol:

    Its all worth it for the look and it does look good 8)

    All most there and she can join the fleet with the other cracker builds you have done

    More soon I hope

    Rob
  18. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you for those extra beautiful pics, Barry! :D

    You get a far better idea of the extraordinary work you've done on Fuso from those larger sized photos...absolutely smashing set of photogs! :shock: You can appreciate the small detail work you've added over the last week or so, and get an up-close look at the deck work, towers, oh I could go on and on, it's such a treat! :D

    That is such a great idea to use an off-site link so the true majesty of this build can be appreciated...almost as good as seeing her in person, I would imagine...I sure wish I could find my way to your door step to see her and your other outstanding builds!

    I know the small vents are getting tiring, but we don't get tired of seeing your updates, that's for sure...so, more when you are able, mate! :wink:

    Cheers!

    Jim
  19. barry

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    Thanks for all the kind words fellas Jim if you ever get here you will be more than welcome on the doorstep any time.

    barry
  20. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    That's more than kind of you, mate, and I will take you up on that if I ever get the chance to visit your side of the pond...but don't say I didn't warn you. :lol:

    Keep at it, mate.

    Cheers!

    Jim